Kangana Ranaut has been the talk of the town for the past two weeks for her controversial interviews. The actress who is known to say it like it is, spoke candidly about Hrithik Roshan, Aditya Pancholi and Karan Johar.
While some touted her as the Queen of feminism many questioned the timing of these interviews as Kangana is also promoting her soon-to-be-released movie, Simran.
When Kangana was asked about the difference in opinions regarding her statements, Kangana quipped to a leading tabloid, "Why are we so wary of discussions and debate? I am told it's bad PR, but I don't quite understand that term."
Speaking candidly about the huge pay gap between a male actor and a female actor in Bollywood, Kangana stated, "There are women in the industry who say that if actresses are unable to bring in crowds [in a theatre] that a male star can, how can they demand equal pay. If we, as actresses, keep instilling this inferiority complex in girls, there is no hope for better times."
She continued, "Personally, my logic for remuneration has always been that I have 365 days to work, as much as any male star. An actor's pay must be determined by the amount of work s/he does. Your gender is no yardstick for it."
"The industry isn't just made up of four actors who have lasted through the decades. I might not have 30 years behind me. But in my 10 years, I've achieved significant milestones to demand a certain fee. Anybody's film can fail and this year has shown us enough proof of that. So, let's stop giving the opening [weekend] and closing logic," Kangana added. She also revealed that she knew actors can't work with her as she fights against the traditional and stereotypical norms of an actress.
On the work front, Kangana will next be seen in Simran which is directed by Hansal Mehta and is slated to release on September 15, 2017. Kangana plays a Gujarati NRI who is a kleptomaniac.